Praying God's Word
WOW! When I posted my Power of a Praying Friend blog in the wee hours of Friday morning, I had no idea that so many of you would join me. I hoped that 25-50 would commit to pray, but boy did God have bigger plans. As I write this post, there have been 335 comments with prayer requests and prayers for each other.

I LOVE praying for you and reading how you are praying for each other. It's a beautiful thing to see women from all around the world gather in Jesus' Name to encourage, support and carry each others' burdens. My prayer is that your courageous renderings of your heart desires and personal needs will forge friendships despite miles that separate us because of God's Spirit that connects us!

Today I wanted to share about the power of praying God's Word. My prayers used to feel kind of flat. I didn't really know what to say and I stumbled over my words a lot. I especially didn't know what to pray when I was struggling or when friends were going through really hard times. I wanted my prayers to be filled with power, hope and faith to believe that the God I was talking to was big enough to accomplish the things I was asking for.

Soon after I became a Christian, a friend who was mentoring me taught me the power of praying God's Word. She shared that when we pray God's Word, we pray God's will. I really liked that idea. It gave me a sense of confidence and God's direction.

The Bible tells us that God's Word is alive and active. When we pray in agreement with His Word, we pray in agreement with God's will, expecting it to come alive in a specific situation and active in the person's life that we're praying for. Here are some verses that I like to pray for myself or for a friend:

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, give ___________the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that ____________may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of _____________'s heart may be enlightened in order that ____________may know the hope to which he has called her, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, Ephesians 1:17-20

May the God of hope fill __________ with all joy and peace as ___________trusts in him, so that _______________may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

So, what is a verse you could pray for your prayer partner? If you want to find a verse on a specific topic, go to this page on BibleGateway and click on Keyword in the left margin, then type in a keyword you want to search on. (For instance, if I had typed in hope, the two verses listed above would have come up.) When you type in your keyword and hit enter, several verses will come up and you can choose the one that best fits. Then come back and post the verse and/or a prayer with that verse in the comments area below for your prayer partner.

Remember, there is no certain way to do it. What we want to do is get into the Word, and get the Word into us, and into our prayers so we can experience the power of Praying God's Word together.

According to Random Integer Generator (Timestamp: 2008-07-23 00:43:32), the winner of the book Dear Jesus is #231 comment (C-Mom)
Anonymous c-mom said...

Please pray that my husband will find God-centered, gainful employment soon. He has been out of work since November and he is feeling quite defeated at this time.
Pray that our family's faith will remain strong and that we continue to trust in Him each day to deliver us through this situation. We pray that my husband will find a job that he will glorify Him through.

C-mom, I don't have your email. So I hope you find this. If not, I'll have RIG choose another winner on Wednesday. We would love to hear how God is answering our prayers, so be sure to let us know if you have a praise to share.


Blogger Diane said...

Isaiah 41:13-

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

You said that this prayer was in you hand today during your MRI. This is the prayer I have for you tonight as well. God is saying “I will not let you go, trust me”. Don’t be afraid because I am here and will not leave you.

The prayer tonight is also a testament to his precious love and affections he has for each of us. Lisa he was there with you today holding your other hand. How awesome was that? Then when you left the MRI you were able to have put your fears to rest and even help another sister in need. I stand in awe of His mighty attention to detail in our meek little lives. I rejoice in the success of the day with you. I will continue to pray for the results. As Renee said, I too believe in praying God’s will. My prayers will be for swift answers to a long problem. May your heart find peace in the wait.

Lisa,my prayer sister, went to an MRI today and was very uptight on handling the whole thing. By caring this scripture in her hand she made it through. It was awesome she was also able to give it to another sister in need.
God is Amazing,

Blogger Joyful said...

For my prayer friend Trudy I am praying:

I have not stopped praying for you, Trudy since I first heard about you. I ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives, yours and your husbands, will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. I also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power Trudy, so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.
(Colossians 1:9-12) Lord, put a hedge around Trudy and her household and everything she has. (Job 1:10)

Sweet blessings friend,
Love & prayers,

Blogger Brandee said...

For my sister Kathy and her family, I am praying Matthew 6:19-21. Father, I pray that this family will not store up treasures for themselves on earth where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But that her husband and family will store up treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. Lord, where her husband's heart is, there will also be his treasure. May his treasure be in You and his family and not things of this world and may he be the provider and support his family needs at this time.

In Christ's name I pray this for you.

Your praying sister in Christ,

Blogger Runner Mom said...

Renee, this tool is wonderful! I'm about to fall asleep in front of the computer right now, so I am going to research my keyword search in the morning for my prayer partner. Thanks so much!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...


We know that it is the Lord's will for you to have a mate. In the beginning when God created Adam, God Himself made this statement:

"... It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him" (Genesis 2:18 KJV).

The Lord wants to bring a mate to you. Have patience and wait for His choice, the one he would have as your mate. Look to Jesus and seek to please Him, rather than being concerned about a mate, soon you will find the right one crossing your path. Ask the Lord to fill you with His love and peace. Being single is an important time for you to prepare for marriage. It can also be a time to experience a closer communion with God. As you seek God to cleanse you of the world and help you become the kind of wife that would bless someone, you will soon find that you are not lonely. First, the Lord will begin using you to bless others; then you will find you are content in Him. Eventually, in God's plan and timing, He will bless you with a wonderful mate so that both lives can be a witness for Him. Remember that if a marriage cannot glorify the Lord, then it would be better to remain alone. There are worse things than being alone. One of these is to be out of God's will by compromising and marrying someone who does not feel the same way you do about the Lord.

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14)."

The Lord wants to bless marriage unions and see His plans fulfilled in both mates' lives. What a glorious plan He had from the beginning for both male and female. You can trust Him in this important decision. If you will totally commit to do His will you will never be disappointed in the one He sends into your life.

I have been and will continue to pray for you knowing that God has already planned this part of your life and he is waiting for us to join together in seeking His will in your life.

Your prayer friend,

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam for her marriage and their lovely little 4 yr. old girl Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all Pam asks or imagines, according to His power that is at work within Pam.
I am praying for you and your husband to become closer. If possible pray together. My husband would not do it at first, but when he found out how much it meant to me. I said let us do it on a trial basis and he agreed after much crying and pleading that praying is so very important to me and God will bless our marriage. I know He will yours too. God Blessing upon you and your marriage. jewelry gal

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam for her marriage and their lovely little 4 yr. old girl Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all Pam asks or imagines, according to His power that is at work within Pam.
I am praying for you and your husband to become closer. If possible pray together. My husband would not do it at first, but when he found out how much it meant to me. I said let us do it on a trial basis and he agreed after much crying and pleading that praying is so very important to me and God will bless our marriage. I know He will yours too. God Blessing upon you and your marriage. jewelry gal

Blogger tiggerdaisy said...

For anonymous who was post 189 or 190 this weekend...

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on anonymous, because the LORD has anointed anonymous to preach good news to the poor. He has sent anonymous to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives (her children) and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. (Isaiah 61:1-3

By his wounds anonymous is healed. (Isaiah 53:5)

Create in anonymous a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within anonymous. Restore to anonymous the joy of your salvation and grant anonymous a willing spirit, to sustain anonymous. (Psalm 51:10 and 12)

Thank you, Father God! We give you praise, honor and glory for what you are doing in anonymous' life. In Jesus Name, Amen.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this works praying for one another. I absolutley love it! I am the one that said my jewelry business was not doing good. Well, God showed me His goodness by blessing me with abudance this weekend. He is so good! Praise His Holy name. Thank-you Jesus!
I am aware of praying not for only myself, but my fellow brothers and sisters. jewelry gal

Blogger Lisa Roszler said...

I am praying for poeteangel, who was before my name, and diane who was after:
Isaiah 58:11
The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.

Poeteangel, may you find the mentor you seek and may God grant you wisdom beyond your young years. May you be strengthened for the support you are giving others.

Diane, may the Lord God move mightily in your husband's heart and refresh your spirit, satisfying all your needs. May your frame not only be strengthened but rested! :)

Onward, Lisa

Blogger Bonnelle Pagel said...

I have been praying for Kim from Holly, NC and Kate. While Kim was above me on the list, I was looking through some of the others and Kate's jumped out at me as well. Both were requesting prayer for their husband's.

Kim I've been praying for the peace that passes all understanding to come into your husband's heart and mind. That depression would flee in the name of Jesus and that the stress level at work would diminish in his eyes. I pray that his focus would be on God and that he would rely on His strength to help him each step of the way. I pray also that the Lord would show you ways to be supportive (even when he's down and speaking negatively) and that He would give you words of encouragement to speak to him.

And Kate, I join with you in prayer for your husband and I add mine as well. Ladies, sometimes it's easy for us to get frustrated with our husbands and loose sight of what first drew us to them in the first place (I speak to myself as well). Lord, I ask that you would help us to love our husbands as You have loved us. Help us to be true help-mates and to be supportive and loving wives. Remind us again of the good we saw in them at the beginning. Help us to love our husbands with Your love and to see them with Your eyes.

I pray that God would give us creative ways to honor our husbands and to show them the love & respect they need from us. Help us to be completely humble and gentle. Help us to be patient and to bear with our husbands in love. Help us to make every effort to live in unity with our husbands and bind our hearts together with Your Spirit of peace.

In Jesus Name. Amen


Blogger Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

Renee-praying God's word became a part of my life when I found myself broken and in a pit. Beth Moore's book title" Praying God's Word" guided me in this. For years I had extra copies and would hand them out to people in need. Most mornings in my journaling I will pray back a peice of scripture to God from my reading. IT IS a beautiful way to develop your faith and walk with God.
The person who posted before my post is Karen who was widowed from her husband 10 years ago and maybe lost a new friend in prayer for Karen is...
For this reason, since the day [I] heard about [Karen], [I] have not stopped praying for [Karen] and asking God to fill [Karen] with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And [I] pray this in order that [Karen] may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that [Karen] may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified [Karen] to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For He has rescued [Karen] from the dominion of darkness and brought [Karen] into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom [Karen] have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Col. 1:9-14.
I too cherish everyones prayers as I posted Sunday evening on my blog. Thank you!


In His Graces~Pamela

Anonymous tonya said...

Father, I ask for peace for my sister, Danielle. Would you help her to not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, to present her requests to You? You’ve promised that Your peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard her heart and her mind in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)Thank You, Father!

Also, Lord, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—please help Danielle to think about such things (Philippians 4:8)& to remember to look at the birds of the air; how they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet You feed them. Remind Danielle that she is much more valuable than they & that by worrying she can not add a single hour to her life (Matthew6:26-27). Father, I pray that Danielle will seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness. I ask You to help her to not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself (Matthew 6:33-34).

For Danielle’s Fiancé, I ask that he will rejoice in Danielle, the wife of his youth & that he will ever be captivated by Danielle’s love (Proverbs 5:18-19).

Thank You, Lord, for what You will do in this couple’s life for Your Name’s sake! In Your sweet, faithful Name I pray, AMEN!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This prayer is for Loretta from Phoenix...

Lord Jesus I pray for Your good, pleasing and perfect will for Loretta and her family's lives. I pray for Your blessings and favor to be upon them and I pray that they will be at the center of your will for their lives. Lord Jesus I pray for Loretta's husband to be blessed at his job and I pray for him to make good relationships with those he works with. Fill Loretta and her family with perfect peace as they trust in You. According to your glorious riches in Christ Jesus I pray for all Loretta's family needs to be met. Fill them with faith and hope by the power of the Holy Spirit so that they trust in your provision. Lord I surrender Loretta and her family to you this day. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus I pray, amen.

Renita, my prayer for you and your sons,
May Renita's sons look intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continue to do this, not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it.... (James 1:25)

May these men walk in the light, as You are in the light, and may they have fellowship with one another (and their beloved and faithful mother), and may the blood of Jesus, Your Son, purify them from all sin. (1 John 1:7)

Please turn their hearts to their own children, and the hearts of their children to them. (Malachi 4:6)

May they not embitter their children, nor discouraged them. (Colossians 3:21)

And may Renita know that she is blessed, even as she mourns and weeps and struggles in prayer for her sons, and that she will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Shanda: I have been praying for you Shanda, I pray that you have clarity and wisdom in your writing and that the Lord gives you just the right words to give the impact to capture the love of Jesus and to give the reader the hunger to know him better. I pray the Holy Spirit will give you profound wisdom that only the Holy Spirit can give. I pray you are blessed beyond your comprehension for being obedient to him and furthering his kingdom. Rose from Bemidji, MN
The verse I found is Proverbs 2:10

For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

Blogger Ms Nina said...

Oooooh, 41:13. Thank you Diane!

Ms Nina

Gloria, you were the woman just ahead of my second request. You had seven parts to your request, and this is my prayer for you about each thing....

1) Oh, LORD You are Gloria's strength and her shield; may her heart trust in You, and be helped. May her heart leap for joy and may she give thanks to You in song. (Psalm 28:7)

(2) May Gloria's soul simply faint with longing for Your salvation, may she put her hope in Your word. (Psalm 119:81)

(3) May she continue to rejoice, and know that through her prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to her will turn out for her deliverance. (Philippians 1:19)

(4) May Gloria hear the sounds of joy and gladness. May she give thanks to You, the LORD Almighty, for You, LORD are good; Your love endures forever. For You have said "I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before." So, please restore to her what the pain of this ended relationship has taken, and let her hear, in her heart, the voice of her Bridegroom, Jesus, saying that He loves her entirely. (Jeremiah 33:11)

(5) May Gloria purify herself by obeying the truth so that she may have sincere love for those in her life, loving them deeply, from her heart. (1 Peter 1:22)

(6) May she know that it is the Son of God who has come and has given her understanding, so that she may know Him who is true. And she is in Him who is true—even in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)

And though she has failed to remember the miracles you performed in her midst, You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore You do not desert her. (Nehemiah 9:17)

(7) May she be faithful in what she is doing for her sister, (as she is praying for her this week), even though that woman is a stranger to her. (3 John 1:5)

And let Gloria to consider how she may spur this sister on toward love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24)

Blogger MrsProverbs31 said...

Father, I thank you for bringing to Christine's husband health and healing, that You will heal them; and You will reveal to Christine G. and her husand an abundance of peace and truth. (Jeremiah 33:6) Father, I also pray for Chris, Sharon Beasley's nephew that his fear of God will be his confidence, And the integrity of his ways will be his hope. (Job 4:6). Let Chris know that his hope in You will not be disappointed and You will not allow him to be put to shame. (Psalm 25:3). TO YOU, O Lord, I lift up Chris; in you I trust, O my God. Do not let Chris be put to shame, nor let his enemies triumph over him. No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame,...Show Chris your ways, O Lord, teach Chris your paths; guide Chris in your truth and teach Chris, for you are God Chris's Savior, and his hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:1-5). Father, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Your ways higher than Chris's ways and Your thoughts higher than Chris's thoughts (Isaiah 55:9). Help him to feel Your presence in this situation. In Jesus's Name, Amen.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

to Helen Martin (aka Bride of...)
I too am a parent with children going to camp this summer so I understand the anxiety. I read a psalm everyday. I have found them to be a wonderful and rich source of knowledge of God. The more I know God the more I trust him.
One of my favorites is Psalm 139 (it's title in my Bible is "The All-knowing and Ever-present God")
Psalm 139:5 "Behind and before you encircle me and rest your hand upon me."
Psalm 139:13-14 "You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb. I praise you, so wonderfully you made me; wonderful are your works! My very self you knew." Remember these words apply to ourselves as well as our children. He loved our children before we even existed! His hand is "behind and before-encircling Kenny" even while he is away from you at camp.

I will end with a prayer for Kenny based on Ephesians 3:17-19
"...that Christ may dwell in Kenny's heart through faith; that he be rooted and grounded in love. I pray that Kenny know with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ that surpasses all knowledge so that he may be filled with all the fullness of Christ.
prayerfully, Bonnie

Blogger Helen said...

Thank you, Bonnie!

Anonymous helen (bride..) said...

If ANYONE can dash over to my blog and read a quick prayer request--AND PRAY-- that would be great.

It's a tech EMERGENCY at my husband's workplace... thank you..

Blogger Deb said...

This is for Sandy in Texas:

Sandy I have been praying for you and your brother all weekend.

I pray that God would provide your brother healing from his sickness. That God would guide the doctors who treat your brother so that they may provide him with the best treatment and that God would heal him and restore him.

Heal Sandy's brother O Lord and he will be healed, save Sandy's brother and he will be saved for you are the one we praise. (Jerimiah 17:14)

Sandy I have been praying for you also. That you would not feel so alone and that God would grant you comfort and peace.

Dear God,
Turn to Sandy and be gracious to her, for she is lonely, (Psalm 25:16) and grant her your peace. Amen.

I will continue praying for you and your brother Sandy.

Your prayer friend

Deb - Ohio

Blogger Laurie Ann said...

This is something new I'm learning, so I really enjoyed your post, Renee. God bless you for sharing your heart.

Blogger Shanda said...

I pray right now for Lana, your daughter. I pray that God would comfort her. That He would guard her heart and mind in Christ Jesus and protect her from bitterness and anger. I pray that in the midst of all of this strife that she would feel and know the peace that passes understanding. I pray that God would supernaturally cause her to be healthy and without issue while she is without benefits. He is a father to the fatherless. I pray that He would fill that gap now for Lana.

I pray for you as well Tammy. I pray that God would bind up your broken heart. That He would reveal Himself in new and powerful ways. That He would also guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus and keep you from bitterness and anger and keep your health.

I pray Job 8:21 over you both. That "He (God) would yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy!"

I also pray for your husband and his new girlfriend. I pray Acts 26:18 over them. That God would "open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me."

Many blessings and continued prayer,

Blogger Mari said...


No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you, Lilia will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me," declares the LORD. (Isaiah 54:17)

Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD;may your love and your truth always protect me. For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me. (Psalm 40:11-12)

For your daughter Erin:
May Erin see that "Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God" (John 3:20-21)

Blogger Edie said...

To Alicia in Claremont,NC - I have been praying for your mom throughout each day.

Isahiah 41:10 - Fear not for I am with Alicia's mom. Do not be afraid for I am her God. I will strengthen her, I will help her. I will uphold her with my righteous right hand. - Psalm 28:7 - The LORD is her strength and her shield; her heart will trust in Him, and she will be helped.

In the powerful Name of our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.

To Lelia who is praying for me, thank you sister. Here is my prayer for you also.

Proverbs 31: - Lord make Lelia a wife of noble character whose
husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value. She will bring him good all the days of her life. Help Lelia to work with eager hands, bringing in food and preparing meals for her family.
Motivate Lelia to set about her work vigorously and make her strong for her tasks. Keep her from fear for her household as she sees that they have clothes, and food and love. Cloth Lelia with strength and dignity. Let her speak with wisdom, and give faithful instruction to her family as she watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Let Lelia's children arise and call her blessed; her husband also. Let her works bring her praise as she serves you O God. In Christ.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have continued to pray for you and your sister. My desire for you, is that inspite of your situation, while you focus on the Lord, He will bring you peace.
This is my scripture for you:
2 Samuel 22
David’s Song of Praise
David sang this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul. 2 He sang:
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
3 my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.
He is my refuge, my savior,
the one who saves me from violence.
4 I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and he saved me from my enemies.

Please continue to read the rest fr. your bible or
I also had written you a second message over the weekend, not knowing we would be encouraged to do this. This scripture has also spoken to me re. my brother. This is God's living word for all of us.
God bless you all
Kathie of CA

Blogger godsown said...

Dear sister Amy

This is what i'm praying for you in this situation

Father Lord let Amy ,her dh's and ex-husband always speak the truth in LOVE. So that they will all grow up into Him who is the head, that is Christ ( eph 4: 15)
Turn Your face towards them Lord and give them PEACE ( Numbers 6:^26)

"So do not Fear Amy my servant: do not be dismayed,Amy, declares The Lord, I will surely save you ( and the situation) out of a distant place.Amy you will again have peace and security, and no one ( no situation) will make you afraid."( Jeremiah 30;10)

You are good Lord, You are faithfull. In You we put our trust..
Amen Amen Amen

Blessed day Amy
btw if you like to keep in touch this is my blog site

Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Schola in Kigali, Rwanda - I have been praying for financial breakthrough for you my friend! I pray expectingly! I pray dear Schola that "you shall not have in your bag differing weights, a heavy and a light. That you shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small. That you shall have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure, that your days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord your God is giving you!" Oh Lord I pray that as Schola gives, it will be given to her: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For with the same measure she uses, it wil be measured back to her! In Jesus' mighty name!

You will continue to be in my prayers!!
Felicia from Georgia

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear God,

Help Ann's friends to remember that you were there as a witness when they spoke their marriage vows. You, God, made marriage, and Your Spirit inhabits even the smallest details of their marriage. What do You desire from their marriage? Children of God! Help this wife to submit to her husband as she does to You, God, for the husbands are to be the head of the wife just as Christ is the head of the Church. Help this husband to love his wife just as Christ loved the church. Help them to love and respect each other and to be united in each other, that their marriage may grow stronger and stronger. Amen.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

For my prayer sister/friend Terri,

I have prayed everyday that God will give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in everything you do and ask of Him. Sister you are courages because Greater is He that is in you then he that is in the world. I will continue to pray that is my commitment to you and God. P.S. I am a stay at home mom, it not easy at times but God as provided all are needs. Be Bless, Maxine

Blogger faithful1 said...

Please help! My husband is an abusive alcoholic, his spirit is under the control of a darkness and I don't feel that I have the spiritual strength to battle it any longer. If it is God's will that I leave, I am afraid because I cannot support my children and myself financially. I really want my husband to be sober and spiritually healthy, and our marriage to be as God intended a marriage to be. How do you know when it is time to just give up? I'm so weary from this constant spiritual battle. I feel like I am alone and my prayers aren't strong enough.

Blogger Jill said...

For Aaron and Hollie-
Lord, I pray that Aaron and Hollie would make love their aim, remind them that Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love is not selfish, it is not irritable, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. Father reminded all married women of that today and bless their marriages. In Jesus name, Amen

As I have been thinking about prayer - another thought has come to mind. I agree we need to ask for prayers and provide others with the opportunity to intercede, but also was reminded of the importance of asking others if they need prayer.

It has taken me some time to willingly share requests with others, but I remember a time when my daughter was facing tests and I shared my worries with a friend and she simply asked, "Can I pray for you?" She could not have said anything more powerful...

Can I pray for you?
5 simple words
that say so much –
not just what we hear,
but how they make us feel.

They remind us that
Someone really cares
not just the one
who asked the question,
but the One with the answers.

They give us a sense of peace
during a time of doubt.
Not that they fix the problem
or heal the pain,
but they point us to
the One who will.

So as you step out there and share requests for others, don't be afraid to offer your willingness to pray as well. It might be just be what they need, but are too afraid to ask.

Blessings to all, Jill

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janet from Batesville,
I have been praying that you would find new friends to support you and uphold you during this time, and that your other friends would contact you, and pray and support you as well, and that God woudl give you a huge sense of peace.

I also pray that the Lord will be your strength and your shield. That your heart would trust in Him and be helped. I pray that your heart will leap for joy and you will give thanks to Him in song (Psalm 28:7)
And Lord, may You the God of hope fill Janet will all joy and peace as she trusts in You, so that she may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
May God give you the strength you need to continue the tough love with your daughter, and fill you with peace and hope and joy, and give you the support you need, even if you don't have friends following through visibly. Know that I am prayign for you every day.
May God bless you abundantly, more than you could ever ask or imagine...
Heather in WI

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also have a praise. Though I am still very tired, I have been able to sleep some the past few nights, and my cold is getting better, it is more allergies now than anything else, and as long as I continue to sleep, I think it will go away all together.

Also, HUGE praise... my counseling session went really well. I was scared going in, but God was there with me. I wasn't overwhelmed by my emotions. I did grieve through the particular issue of an attempted date rape. But God gave me a visual image of help getting rid of the lies... actually putting them in a garbage can, taking it to the curb, and watching the garbage truck hauling it away. It was hard, but I was filled with such peace at the end. God really used the therapy that I do with my counselor to reinforce the truths that I am free, not trapped, and that I am worthwhile, not just good for sex alone... He is so good... and I know that He is guiding me through this whole process of healing.

I can't tell you how grateful I am for you praying for me sisters. I just had to share what God did, and what He continues to do. I am still filled with peace, and in awe of what he has done. When I can get my words together in better order, I will be writing a post about it soon.
God bless you and thank you again so much for your prayers. I could tell I was being prayed for... I felt like I was carried through that counseling session!
Love to all,
Heather in WI

Blogger Heather Conrad said...

I LOVE THIS! How amazingly powerful and personal! I'll be keeping this in mind during my quiet times with Him.

faithful1, dear woman, you did not leave any contact information.

If you click on my name it will bring you to my blog and there you'll find an email address. If you want to write, I will try to help you.

I am not particularly "qualified" or expert in your particular situation... but I am a very good "idea person" and I can help you find people who can help you.

I know that you could do the same with many of the lovely ladies who visit here.

If you aren't ready to reveal yourself to others, maybe you could just re-post with the name of the city you're in and maybe that would be a first step for someone who lives near you to refer you to a ministry that helps women in your situation.

NO WOMAN in your place knows what to do about it, until she knows. No woman being abused is not afraid, nor does she know what she could do to take care of herself apart from her abuser. That's why there are ministries set up that point women just like you in the direction of real, meaningful help to respond to these acts of injustice being done to them.

God is just, and He cares about this even more than you do. I know that Jesus has suffered for these things you have suffered; because every wrong done to us is done first and foremost to Him. He has shared in your feelings of betrayal and abandonment.

Here are your prayers, based as closely as possible to the Scriptures shown, but changed to make it personal for YOU:

Lord, rescue faithful1 from oppression and violence, for precious is her blood in Your sight. - Psalm 72:14

But let faithful1 take refuge in You be glad; let her ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over her, that she who loves Your name may rejoice in You. - Psalm 5:11

'Do not be afraid of [him], faithful1, for I am with you and will rescue you,' declares the Lord. - Jeremiah 1:8

May it be a sign and witness to You, oh Lord Almighty, in the heart of faithful1. When she cries out to You, Lord, because of her oppressor, send her a savior and defender, and rescue her. - Isaiah 19:20

Blogger Cas said...

After 6 months of job searching I finally have an interview tomorrow. I am asking everyone...anyone to pray that God's Will shall be done during that interview. I have prayed about whether or not to return to work because our finances are in a shamble and I am almost beginning to worry, even though I know that to worry would be not trusting God to see us through this situation. My human eyes and heart cannot see a solution other than my returning to the workforce but so far God has closed all doors. I'm asking that He make it crystal clear to me what he wants me to do, and then to provide either the job or the way to make our finances work. Thank you all for your prayers.

Blogger Kate said...

I've been praying for Kim, who has been dealing with a troublesome medical issue. What a neat site to show us!

The verse I found was:

1 Samuel 25:6 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

6 Say to him: 'Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!

It's so funny that your post was on praying God's word. I am repeatedly amazed by the way that God reinforces again and again (because maybe I am hard headed or a slow learner? haha) points he wants me to hear. Last week, in looking for a new book by Joyce Meyer, I came across her book The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word (or something like that. The book's upstairs). After reading the intro, I was intrigued and ordered it.

Fast forward to Saturday night at church, when one of Pastor Mark's points was speaking God's word aloud. And now your post. I get it, I get it. :)

Thank you for being God's gentle nudge to me.

Blogger Lori Darlin said...

Could everyone that has the time, please go to my blog and read the URGENT prayer request that I sent out. It is about my cousin Angie who is a missionary in Africa and trying to adopt this little girl named Enia who is 8. Enia has been with Angie since she was like 1 or 2. At my blog, on the side bar is links to Angie website and etc. If you would like to know more about her Hope House she has in Africa.Please Contact me. But PLEASE say some prayers for her, she is getting hit by Satan in every different on this adoption process. Thank you so much. ~~~ Loretta

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is for Patricia in Tampa,FL
I did not read Renee's post yesterday or else I would have posted then. Please know I have been keeping your 7 yr old son, his biological father, you and your new husband covered in prayer. I pray that God will continue to be with your son as he visits with his dad, that He will strengthen him and grow him in his walk with the Lord, that He will protect him and nuture him, that He would establish a healthy realationship btwn father and son, that his biological dad would come to love and trust God for all things, that his dad would expereince healing in his heart so that the legacy he passes on to his child will be one of love, grace, integrity and forgiveness. I pray for you Patricia, to feel God's presence in your heart as you continue to trust Him with your son's well being. I pray your son will always have a wonderful relationship with your new husband. I pray for your marriage to be strong and loving, with God always at the center. I pray for your heart to be reassured that you are all loved by God and can trust that love He has for you. I thank you for posting your request and allowing me to pray for you. My verse today for you is "that He will keep thee in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee". Be blessed and know that God is in control. I am still praying.
Duet 31:8 is a verse He keeps giving me for my life lately so I will share it with you as well "Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord is the one who goes before you. He will be with you. He will neither fail you or forsake you"
Loretta in Phoenix

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is to anonymous who is praying for me, Loretta in Phoenix. Thank you for your prayers. God is doing something. I am not sure what. My husband's boss has been making some decisions which affect us directly. Please continue to pray so we would know what God wants us to do. Thank you especially for praying for me to trust in God's provision. I am clinging to that.
His Will for us is always beyond anything that I could ever ask for or imagine. So I am joyfully giving thanks in all circumstances for God is indeed in control
Thanks again.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

For jbohnen's friend:
I am praying Matthew 7:8-
For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

and Matthew 21:22-
And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.

The Lord has heard your request to do His will in Isreal. He is pleased that you wish to do His work and will find a way to get you where you need to be. It is not an accident that Tony Hooper asked you to go with him. Believe!

Blogger lls said...

This is for my prayer friend Veronica:

Heavenly Father,
I always thank You, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when I pray for Veronica, because I have heard of her faith in Christ Jesus and of the love she has for all the saints—(Col 1:3-4).For this reason, since the day I heard about Veronica, I have not stopped praying for her and asking God to fill her with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And I pray this in order that she may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that Veronica and her husband may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified her to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.(Col 1:9-12)
Veronica, May the Lord give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed. I will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up my banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests. Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven
with the saving power of his right hand.(Psalm 20: 4-6)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.(Romans 15:13)
In Jesus name I pray,

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You Helen for your words of encouragement and prayers.


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